Here at Anu, we love to tinker with the latest and greatest. We are keen to provide our clients with access to new software when it is released as per their requirements.

PHP 8 was released November 26th, 2020. It is a major release with a long list of features, improvements and changes. You can read more here.

We have rolled out PHP 8 to all of our CentOS 8 Direct Admin shared hosting servers. You can deploy new accounts with PHP 8 and / or upgrade existing accounts.

We are able to provide virtual servers running PHP 8. We can upgrade existing CentOS 7 / 8 deployments or can provide new virtual servers with a variety of software stack options.

WordPress 5.6 was released to provide initial PHP 8 compatibility (there may be a few further tweaks required). Other major software vendors have also been releasing updates and patches to provide PHP 8 support. It may take a little while for plugin / module developers to catch up and also release updates.

If you would like to take advantage of PHP 8 and it’s associated performance and security gains, do not hesitate to drop us an email at